The hot, dry weather across BC is a reminder that the wildfire season is not over and Prince George’s role with regard to the Cariboo wildfires is ongoing. While the majority of Cariboo evacuees have left Prince George and returned home, the city is still hosting evacuees who are remaining in Prince George for health reasons, as well as those who are still under an evacuation order.
The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, for example, is continuing to serve as the primary evacuation centre for those who require lodging. There are roughly 60 evacuees still on site, including those in tents. Meanwhile, staff and volunteers based at the Emergency Reception Centre at CNC are working one-on-one with evacuees who are unable to return home for health reasons.
Hours of Operation
The Emergency Reception Centre in the CNC Gymnasium is currently open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As of Saturday, it will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.